Michigan a No. 1 seed, 11 B1G teams threatening for NCAA Tournament bid in Joe Lunardi's latest bracketology
We’re midway through the college basketball season, which means one thing: we’re closing in on March Madness.
Last year, the NCAA Tournament was taken away because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, there’s plenty of optimism about playing one of the most exciting sporting events of the year. And for a lot of B1G fans, that’s a really good thing.
Based on Joe Lunardi’s latest bracketology, as many as 11 B1G teams are challenging for a bid to the NCAA Tournament this March. That means only three teams (3!) would be left at home while the others compete for a national title.
Sitting at 13-1 and atop the B1G standings, Michigan is the lone No. 1 seed Lunardi is projecting out of the B1G right now. He does envision four other B1G teams landing a Top 4 seed, with Iowa at a No. 2, Ohio State and Wisconsin at No. 3 spots and Illinois getting the last No. 4 seed.
Here’s a look at Lunardi’s seeding list for B1G teams at the midway point of the season:
- No. 1: Michigan (13-1)
- No. 2: Iowa (12-3)
- No. 3: Ohio State (12-4)
- No. 3: Wisconsin (12-4)
- No. 4: Illinois (10-5)
- No. 6: Purdue (11-6)
- No. 6: Minnesota (11-5)
- No 10: Indiana (9-7)
- No. 11: Rutgers (8-6)
- No. 11: Maryland (9-7)
- No. 12 Michigan State (8-4)
— Joe Lunardi (@ESPNLunardi) January 26, 2021